Lab Members

Post-Doctoral Fellows (PDF)

  1. Dr. Farshid Bazmi, Hybrid Propulsion Technologies for Space Tourism, (September 2020 to present) [in-progress]

  2. Dr. Mohammad Anvaripour, Deep Learning Machine Vision and Edge Hardware Developer for Monitoring and Inspection, (January 2020 to October 2020) [completed]

Doctoral Students (PhD)

  1. SeyedPouria Modarresi, Development of Smart Production Line Assistant, (September 2020 to present) [in-progress]

  2. Aylin Barzegar, Development of Constellation for Small Satellites in Orbit, (May 2020 to present) [pending]

Master’s Students (MASc)

  1. Trevor Parent, Development of a Fan & AGS Control Strategy for AC Duty Cycles, (September 2020 to present) [in-progress] (Co-supervision with Dr. Defoe)

  2. Hossein Varvani Farahani, Reaction Wheel Fault Detection and Isolation, (September 2019 to present) [in-progress]

  3. Md. Sirajul Islam, Reaction Wheel Fault Prognosis, (September 2019 to present) [in-progress]

  4. Mofiyinoluwa Folami, Reaction Wheel Fault Detection and Isolation, (September 2019 to present) [in-progress]

Master’s Students (Major Paper)


Master’s Students (MEM)

  1. Cole Nadalin, WinSAT - CSDC Competition Capstone Project, Capstone Project, (January 2020 to August 2020) [completed]

Undergraduate Students (BEng)

  1. Madeline McQueen, Brayton Cycle Improvement for Spaceplanes, (January 2020 to August 2020) [completed]

  2. Amirali Ahmadi, Fault Isolation of Reaction Wheels, (September 2019 to August 2020) [completed]

  3. Marco Veliz Castro, Design and Fabrication of a Single-Rotor UAV, (September 2019 to May 2020) [completed]

  4. Atilla Saadat, Reaction Wheel Fault Detection and Isolation, (March 2019 to August 2020) [completed]

  5. Emanuel Raad, Fault Detection and Isolation for CMGs, (April 2019 to September 2019) [completed]

Capstone Projects

  1. Atilla Saadat, Marco Veliz Castro, Madeline McQueen, Trevor Parent, Nirmit Khamar, Taran Riar, WinSAT, (January 2020 to August 2020) [completed]

Visiting scholars

  1. Dr. Farshid Bazmi, Hybrid Propulsion Technologies for Space Tourism, (September 2019 to August 2020) [completed]

Research Assistants

  1. SeyedPouria Modarresi, Development of Smart Production Line Assistant, MASc (February 2020 to August 2020) [completed]

  2. Hamidreza Setareh Kokab, Development of Smart Production Line Assistant, PhD (September 2019 to January 2020) [completed]

Lab Code of Conduct

  • Be professional. All members of the lab deserve equal respect and recognition. Everyone, regardless of experience level, has valuable insights to contribute. Professional conduct during work hours is expected, which includes:

    • Showing up at a reasonable time

    • Not gossiping about personal lives of lab members

    • Being mindful when self-disclosing

    • Cleaning up your work space and communal space

    • Following all safety procedures

    • Treating equipment with respect

    • Accept responsibility for your mistakes

  • Learning is a priority. Helping others in the lab, sharing experiences and troubleshooting resources that may be helpful to other members is encouraged. Collaboration within the lab and with other members of the scientific community enriches everyone’s experiences; be open to suggestions. All questions are good questions.

  • Use welcoming and inclusive language. Exclusionary comments or jokes, threats or violent language are not acceptable. Do not address others in an angry, intimidating, or demeaning manner. When speaking to or about others, make yourself aware of their preferred pronouns and do not deliberately misgender others. Be considerate of the ways the words you choose may impact others. Offensive behaviour or comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, mental illness, neuro(a)typicality, physical appearance, body size, age, race, ethnicity, religion, or a person’s lifestyle choices and practices are not welcome in the Lab. If you have any questions, concerns, or comments about this, please discuss with myself.

  • Harassment is not tolerated. This includes unwanted physical, sexual or repeated social contact. Consent is not implied, and if you are unsure whether your behaviour towards another person is welcome, ask them. If someone tells you to stop, do so promptly. Respect the privacy and safety of others. Do not take photographs of others without their permission. Posting or threatening to post personally identifying information of others without their consent is a form of harassment.

  • Ensure every member has the opportunity to participate both within the lab and in social work settings. In group meetings, keep comments succinct to allow engagement by all participants. Do not interrupt others on the basis of disagreement; hold such comments until they have finished speaking. Be considerate of dietary restrictions, familial obligations, religious observances etc.

  • If you see something inappropriate happening, a gentle reminder about the Code of Conduct is a productive response. If you believe a situation requires further intervention please feel welcome to approach myself or a member of human resources.